Steve’s Auto crew picks up trash in Woodbridge for KPWB

In Keep Prince William Beautifulby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

The crew from Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire was out on Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge this weekend, cleaning up the roadway for Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB).

KPWB is an organization in Prince William County that focuses on keeping the county clean and beautiful, with an emphasis on preserving the environment and natural beauty of the area.

Steve’s is proud to run the “Adopt-A-Spot” along Neabsco Mills Road.

“We clean up basically from Route 1 on Neabsco [Mills Road] all the way up to Dale Boulevard. We find a lot of interesting stuff around here,” said Steve’s owner ST Billingsley.

According to Billingsley, the crew was able to take advantage of the nice weather to pick up trash.

“One of the things we do for KPWB – Keep Prince William Beautiful – is that we take care of the bus stops here on Neabsco Mills Road,” said Billingsley.

Billingsley said that each time the crew comes out to pick up trash, they collect between 8 to 12 trash bags from the area that they cover.

Dale City Cub Scout Pack 1189 comes to Steve’s Auto to make Pinewood Derby cars

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Each year the Boy Scouts compete in the Pinewood Derby in Dale City

Each year the Boy Scouts compete in the Pinewood Derby in Dale City

Dale City Cub Scout Pack 1189 took Steve’s up on their offer to provide space and tools for the Scouts to create their cars for the annual Pinewood Derby.

Each year, Scouts from all over the Occoquan district compete in the Pinewood Derby, racing cars that they’ve made with their units.

Around 50 Scouts and troop leaders gathered at Steve’s over the weekend to create their derby cars.

“It was about helping the kids get their cars cut out, using the tools we provided. The Cub Scout Pack Leaders came in and worked with the kids to get the cars cut out,” said Steve’s owner Scott Whitling.

Steve’s purchased equipment to help the Scouts make their cars and opened up the shop on the weekend to give them space for the project.

Steve's hopes to help more Scout units with their Pinewood Derby cars

Steve’s hopes to help more Scout units with their Pinewood Derby cars

“I like it. What was cool was how the kids and parents appreciated us providing this for them. Because they actually came looking for me when they finished, to thank us for helping them out,” said Whitling.

At the end of the day, all of the Scouts came together to clean up the shop and took on leadership roles.

Steve’s plans on doing this again for the Boy Scouts and hopes they can help other units.

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Cub Scout Pinewood Derby day at Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derbyby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Pinewood Derby Day at Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire in Woodbridge Virginia will open their doors to all Boy Scouts and Cub Scout units in the Woodbridge, Dale City, Dumfries, Lake Ridge, and Manassas Areas for Pinewood Derby Car Building Day.

For units that want space to build their derby cars or to use some professional tools, Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is willing to work with Scouts to coordinate weekend derby car building events in Woodbridge.

Packs are able to use special tools provided by Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire and can work with their families to build the cars. Scouts also ge the chance to build or repair their cars in a real-life automotive garage setting, which adds to fun.

By using the space, Scout leaders are also able to practice setting up the race track to make sure it works correctly, without having to pay for extra time at the Prince William school where the derby is held. This helps to make sure there were no glitches on race day.

“We’ve done this before and it was fun for the Cub Scouts, parents, and us. We enjoy doing it for the community and that is why we are expanding the days for the Scouts, to make sure they’re prepared for the Pinewood Derby,” said ST Billingsley owner of Steve’s Auto Repair and Tire.

Overall it is a great event with lots of fun and hard work for the Scouts. To coordinate a date for units to come to Steve’s for car building, call 703-670-8005.

While there are many ways to build a car for the Pinewood Derby, there are standard rules all Scouts must follow – either set by NCAC‘s Boy Scout District Director or the individual units.

 

Owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire recieves Boys & Girls Club award

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvementby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

ST Billingsawardley, owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, was honored with the Good Character and Citizenship Award at the 27th annual Steak ‘n’ Stake dinner, hosted by the Prince William County Boys & Girls Clubs.

Billingsley received the award for the work he does in the community, specifically the partnership he’s created between Steve’s and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Late last year, Steve’s donated a renovated van to the Boys & Girls Club to help the organization bring children back and forth to the clubs’ programs.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Prince William Boys & Girls Clubs. They do great work for kids in our community, and I’m happy to give them my support,” said Billingsley.

Other local organizations were honored for their involvement, and two club members were given the Youth of the Year Awards.

 

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire hosts Cub Scout Pack 1189’s Pinewood Derby

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derbyby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Cub Scout Pack 1189

Steve’s Auto co-owner Scott Whitling kicks off the Pinewood Derby in Woodbridge.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire hosted Cub Scout Pack 1189’s unit Pinewood Derby again this year.

The pack, based out of Montclair, hosts their own unit competition each year. This year the competition was hosted at the John F. Pattie Elementary School in Woodbridge.

Steve’s Auto has sponsored the event for many years, as part of our community outreach, and brought along 50 pizzas from Aroma Pizza to feed the unit.

“We like being able to support our community in this way, and it’s a lot of fun watching the kids race their cars,” said Scott Whitling, co-owner at Steve’s Auto.

Cub Scout Pack 1189

Parents and their Scouts gathered together for the Pinewood Derby at John F. Pattie Elementary School.

Whitling was given the honor of starting the races off in the school’s gymnasium.

“It was great being able to see all of the parents and their Scouts out at the event,” said Whitling.

The winners of each of the unit competitions move on to the Occoquan Boy Scout’s District-wide Pinewood Derby, which is scheduled this year for March 12.